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Which indoor plants are toxic to cats: a list

Alina MilsentLife
Cats like to eat indoor plants

Several indoor plants are very harmful to cats. Pets are often attracted to the smell, but cats are not able to recognize which flowers can be poisonous to them.

If a cat swallows a toxic plant, it will show symptoms of intoxication, such as labored breathing, vomiting, and swelling. In some cases, veterinary intervention becomes urgent. Sante Plus tells which indoor plants are poisonous to cats.

Symptoms of poisoning

It is important not to miss the first symptoms of intoxication. You may notice in your cat

  • heavy breathing - the lungs and airways are affected by poisoning
  • Excessive salivation and difficulty swallowing - the mouth, throat, or esophagus are affected
  • vomiting - intoxication has reached the stomach and intestines
  • diarrhea
  • irregular heartbeat (slow or rapid)
  • kidney problems - the cat drinks too much water or goes to the litter box too often.

Dangerous plants for cats 

Dieffenbachia

Dieffenbachia poisoning can cause kidney damage and problems with the digestive system in cats. In the most severe cases, intoxication can even cause blindness.

Which indoor plants are toxic to cats: a list

Aloe vera

You should be careful to keep aloe out of the reach of your cat. Aloe will cause diarrhea and vomiting in the cat.

Which indoor plants are toxic to cats: a list

Ficus

Popular ficuses cause digestive problems, vomiting, muscle tremors, and mouth irritation in cats.

Which indoor plants are toxic to cats: a list

Yucca

This is an extremely poisonous plant. If you swallow its leaves, your cat may even become paralyzed.

Which indoor plants are toxic to cats: a list

Amaryllis

Amaryllis bulbs are the most harmful for cats. The plant contains lycorin, which causes gastrointestinal disorders, tremors, lethargy, and other neurological effects.

Which indoor plants are toxic to cats: a list

Caladium

This houseplant has large red-green leaves. Ingestion causes irritation of the skin and mucous membranes.

Which indoor plants are toxic to cats: a list

Monstera deliciosa

Monstera deliciosa or philodendron is also very dangerous. It causes respiratory and digestive disorders, diarrhea and bleeding gums.

Which indoor plants are toxic to cats: a list

Also harmful to cats are:

  • azaleas
  • lilies
  • crotonas
  • daffodils
  • fern
  • poinsettias ("Christmas stars")
  • eucalyptus

Which plants are non-toxic to cats

But it's not all bad. Here is a list of plants that are non-toxic to cats:

  • Boston fern
  • tillandsia
  • hoya
  • kentia
  • calathea.

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